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April 7, 2013 4:02 pm February 14, 2013 11:00 am January 26, 2013 4:25 pm

mobylosangelesarchitecture:

ok, i’m a little bit ashamed.

see, the other night i was invited to john lautner’s sheats-goldstein house.  and, unfortunately, i didn’t bring my good camera. mea culpa.

so, unfortunately, i couldn’t take pictures worthy of such a strange and beautiful and iconic house.
but i took pictures.  not great pictures.  but pictures.

i mean, the truth is that it’s a house/property that’s been documented thousands of times, usually by photographers with good cameras and the time to do the property justice.

i was at a party, it was crowded, and i basically had an old point and shoot digital camera.

but enough excuses, here are some pictures of the sheats-goldstein house, including the new tennis court which actually seems more like a landing pad for benign alien space ships.

thanks,

moby

ps-you could always do a google image search of ‘sheats goldstein house’ to see daytime pictures of the house as taken with a good camera..

Also known as the Jackie Treehorn house.

January 24, 2013 12:29 pm

kateoplis:

God dammit, New York Times.  You do this ALL THE TIME.  This is not a realistic aspiration for me, or anyone else.  Stop making me look at it.  Also…while this house is exceptional, it mostly looks drafty and probably a recipe for a gigantic utility bill.

December 20, 2012 1:01 pm
Academy Theatre, Julius Shulman.

Academy Theatre, Julius Shulman.

December 13, 2012 11:09 pm
Taschen is my new go-to for last minute gifts. Best $30 ever.  (at palazzo)

Taschen is my new go-to for last minute gifts. Best $30 ever. (at palazzo)

December 6, 2012 10:00 am
"Imagination costs less and is worth more than sumptuous materials and showy design. In most minimal, modern designs, all the messy stuff that makes buildings work gets stowed out of sight in hollow walls, false ceilings, and secret compartments. Here, the architects’ palms are open, their sleeves rolled. Look up, and there’s nothing but steel braces, a plywood frame, and fluorescent tubes. Look down, and it’s all polished concrete. There’s something comforting about being in a building with nothing to hide."
Gorgeous new home for the Parrish Art Museum.

"Imagination costs less and is worth more than sumptuous materials and showy design. In most minimal, modern designs, all the messy stuff that makes buildings work gets stowed out of sight in hollow walls, false ceilings, and secret compartments. Here, the architects’ palms are open, their sleeves rolled. Look up, and there’s nothing but steel braces, a plywood frame, and fluorescent tubes. Look down, and it’s all polished concrete. There’s something comforting about being in a building with nothing to hide."
Gorgeous new home for the Parrish Art Museum.

November 22, 2012 9:55 am July 29, 2012 4:30 pm July 11, 2012 7:55 am April 29, 2012 3:25 pm April 11, 2012 11:27 pm
midcenturia:

Pierre Koenig, Case Study House #22, 1960. via

Get the fuck outta here.

midcenturia:

Pierre Koenig, Case Study House #22, 1960. via

Get the fuck outta here.

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February 13, 2012 3:41 pm February 10, 2012 4:30 pm

mobylosangelesarchitecture:

so, self involved architecture blog #3.
today, 2 houses.
i know nothing about either house, apart from the fact that one is older and the other is brand new (remember: i dropped out of suny purchase).
the older house is, for some reason, one of my favorite houses in my neighborhood.
i love it’s simplicity, and it’s marcel breuer-esque (yes, i just wrote ‘marcel breuer-esque’, i’m very pretentious) proportions and lines.
i also love the brutalist use of concrete, and the way the slabs cantilever off of each other.
i don’t know if it was built in 1942 or 1982, but it’s a pretty perfect modern house.
the other house is new (and a color picture, which is kind of heretical, i know).
i love how it’s situated in it’s environment. an elegant modern house that in any other city would sit in between other modern houses.
whereas here it’s smooshed into the side of the hill, with only coyotes for neighbors.
ok, here are the pictures.
-moby

So…Moby has an architecture blog.  Based on his awesome house in the Hollywood Hills, I think this is worth a follow.

February 9, 2012 3:39 pm